Five accused in AKA murder case denied bail

Five accused in AKA murder case denied bail

Five of the men accused of the murder of rapper Kiernan Forbes and his friend Tebello Motsoane will stay behind bars.

AKA suspects court
Nushera Soodyal

Magistrate Vincent Hlatshwayo delivered his bail decision in Durban Magistrate's Court on Wednesday morning.

"In the circumstances, it is the finding of this court that there is a case for the applicants to answer. It is the finding if this court that it would be reckless and irresponsible to allow the applicant bail. It is, therefore, the finding and the order of this court that in the circumstances, bail is refused of all five accused." 

Forbes and Motsoane were gunned down last year in February outside a restaurant on Florida Road. 

READ: Bail application to continue in AKA, Tibz murder case

Lindokuhle Mkhwanazi, Lindani Ndimande, Siyanda Myeza, Mziwethemba Gwabeni and Lindokuhle Ndimande, were arrested in February, along with two other suspects nabbed in eSwatini.

They face charges of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Four of the accused also face a charge of money laundering.

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